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25 January, 2015

New iPhone or iPod touch for making photos and videos?

I had a student ask me a great question today in the discussion forum of my online video course.

"New iPhone or iPod touch for making photos and videos?"

Great question!

I don't currently have a recent model of iPod to compare the camera and app compatibility with, but I can tell you if you enjoy using an iPod for filming and editing and don't need cell phone connectivity, then why not go for it?

An iPod touch will probably not have advanced camera features like Slo-mo (the 240frames per second mode) or Time-lapse found on the newer iPhone models.

The site does mention the iPod having Panorama mode, however, which is a fave of mine.

NOTE: I often use a First Gen iPad Mini for filming and editing.

For time lapses with this device, I use the free Hyperlapse by Instagram app.

Here is an example of what that humble iDevice is capable of:

I am sure that a modern iPod touch has more megapixels.

At this point in time, megapixels alone are not the measure for quality.

The ease of use, app compatibility, as well as access to advanced camera features often matter more.